You are correct — being a Jedi Realist is NOT about wearing a brown bathrobe or swinging a plastic stick.
Still, at some conventions there ARE folks… like the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) group that represent Star Wars… and they normally can steer you to their Jedi ‘opposites’ — which may be a ‘cosplay’ group or the ‘learn how to fight ‘saber style’ OR folks that are going the more ‘realist’ route. You never know where Jedi might pop up.
Oh WOW! I did not realize that, cool! I do not go to many Sci fi conversations, but, I will keep an eye out for these groups now. I have gotten in touch with the MD-VA group. I am going to a Self defense lecture hosted by them in Oct. It should be interesting. I will also keep an eye out for groups like Vader’s Fist. Sometimes, you find people in interesting places that you would never think of. And, sometimes in your own backyard.